Incision and Drainage Procedure Note

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PRE-OP DIAGNOSIS: _ 
POST-OP DIAGNOSIS: Same 
PROCEDURE: incision and drainage of abscess
Performing Physician: _ 
Supervising Physician (if applicable): _
 
PROCEDURE: 
A timeout protocol was performed prior to initiating the procedure.  The area was prepared and draped in the usual, sterile manner. The site was anesthetized with _% lidocaine with epinephrine. A linear incision along the local skin lines was made and the purulent material expressed. The abcess was explored thoroughly and sequestered pockets were opened. Bleeding was minimal. 
Packing: _
 
Followup: The patient tolerated the procedure well without complications.  Standard post-procedure care is explained and return precautions are given.
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